2014 Missouri Tigers football team

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2014 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers wordmark.png
Citrus Bowl Champions
SEC Eastern Division Champions
Citrus Bowl vs. Minnesota, W 33–17
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 14
2014 record 11–3 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Gary Pinkel (14th year)
Offensive coordinator Josh Henson (2nd as coordinator; 6th overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel (6th as coordinator; 14th overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 71,168)[1]
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#14 Missouri x   7 1         11 3  
#9 Georgia   6 2         10 3  
Florida   4 4         7 5  
Tennessee   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 9  
Western Division
#4 Alabama x$^   7 1         12 2  
#11 Mississippi State   6 2         10 3  
#17 Ole Miss   5 3         9 4  
#22 Auburn   4 4         8 5  
LSU   4 4         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   2 6         7 6  
Championship: Alabama 42, Missouri 13
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Missouri Tigers football team (also called "Mizzou") represented the University of Missouri in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Tigers' third season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the Eastern Division. The team was led by head coach Gary Pinkel, who was in his 14th year, and played its home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. They finished the season 11–3, 7–1 in SEC play to be champions of the Eastern Division. They represented the Eastern Division in the SEC Championship Game where they lost to Western Division champions Alabama 13–42. They were invited to the Citrus Bowl where they defeated Minnesota 33–17.

Recruits[edit]

Key losses:

2014 MO Tigers football team commits (28), 02/05/14
https://twitter.com/mizzoufootball

28 recruits signed their National Letter of Intent on February 5, the National Signing Period.[6][7]

Missouri's low recruit rankings are similar to past classes.[8] Football is a copycat business, and Missouri's ability to recruit under-the-radar prospects and develop them have caught on with other teams around the nation.[9]


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 2:30 p.m. No. 10 (FCS) South Dakota State* No. 24 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU W 38–18   60,589
September 6 11:00 a.m. at Toledo* No. 24 Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN W 49–24   24,196
September 13 11:00 a.m. UCF* No. 20 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECN W 38–10   60,348
September 20 3:00 p.m. Indiana* No. 18 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECN L 27–31   66,455
September 27 6:00 p.m. at No. 13 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 21–20   83,493
October 11 11:00 a.m. No. 13 Georgia No. 23 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO CBS L 0–34   71,168
October 18 6:00 p.m. at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 W 42–13   89,117
October 25 3:00 p.m. Vanderbiltdagger Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECN W 24–14   65,264
November 1 3:00 p.m. Kentucky Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECN W 20–10   62,004
November 15 6:30 p.m. at No. 24 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX SECN W 34–27   104,756
November 22 6:30 p.m. at Tennessee No. 19 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN W 29–21   95,821
November 28 1:30 p.m. Arkansas No. 17 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO CBS W 21–14   71,168
December 6 3:00 p.m. vs. No. 1 Alabama No. 14 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS L 13–42   73,526
January 1 12:00 p.m. vs. Minnesota* No. 16 Orlando Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) ABC W 33–17   48,624
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule, as of December 8, 2013 (Retrieved: January 7, 2014)

Game summaries[edit]

South Dakota State[edit]

South Dakota State Jackrabbits at #24 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
South Dakota State 7 3 8 0 18
#24 Missouri 21 0 7 10 38

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 87° F • Wind: 6 mph SW • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,589
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

Toledo[edit]

#24 Missouri Tigers at Toledo Rockets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Missouri 14 14 14 7 49
Toledo 7 0 14 3 24

at Glass BowlToledo, Ohio

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66° F • Wind: 8 mph NW • Weather: Cloudy skies
  • Game attendance: 24,196
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Central Florida[edit]

UCF Knights at #20 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Central Florida 3 7 0 0 10
#20 Missouri 7 7 7 17 38

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 52° F • Wind: 5 mph NE • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,348
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV: SECN
Game information

Indiana[edit]

Indiana Hoosiers at #18 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 7 10 7 7 31
#18 Missouri 7 10 0 10 27

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85° F • Wind: 13 mph WSW • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 66,455
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV: SECN
Game information

South Carolina[edit]

Missouri Tigers at #13 South Carolina Gamecocks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 0 0 14 21
#13 South Carolina 3 7 3 7 20

at Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina

  • Date: September 27, 2014
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature:74 °F • Wind:5 mph NE • Weather:Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 83,493
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Georgia[edit]

#13 Georgia Bulldogs at #23 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Georgia 6 14 7 7 34
#23 Missouri 0 0 0 0 0

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 55°F • Wind: 9 mph ENE • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 71,168
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV: CBS
Game information

Florida[edit]

Missouri Tigers at Florida Gators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 6 22 0 42
Florida 0 0 7 6 13

at Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: 7:11 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 79°F • Wind: calm • Weather: 52% humidity
  • Game attendance: 89,117
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV: ESPN2
Game information

Vanderbilt[edit]

Vanderbilt Commodores at Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 0 7 14
Missouri 3 7 7 7 24

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: October 25, 2014
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76°F • Wind: 3 mph NNW • Weather: Sunny and clear
  • Game attendance: 65,264
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV: SECN
Game information

Kentucky[edit]

Kentucky Wildcats at Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 0 3 0 7 10
Missouri 0 14 3 3 20

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: November 1, 2014
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 48°F • Wind: 4 mph ESE • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 62,004
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV: SECN
Game information

Texas A&M[edit]

Missouri Tigers at #24 Texas A&M Aggies – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 3 28 0 34
#24 Texas A&M 3 10 7 7 27

at Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas

  • Date: November 15, 2014
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 48°F • Wind: 7 mph E • Weather: Light rain
  • Game attendance: 104,756
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV: SECN
Game information

Tennessee[edit]

#19 Missouri Tigers at Tennessee Volunteers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Missouri 7 6 3 13 29
Tennessee 3 10 0 8 21

at Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 47°F • Wind: 5 mph SSW • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 95,821
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Arkansas[edit]

Arkansas Razorbacks at #17 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 7 0 0 14
#17 Missouri 0 6 0 15 21

at Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri

  • Date: November 28, 2014
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 53°F • Wind: 13 mph SSW • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 71,168
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV: CBS
Game information

Alabama[edit]

2014 SEC Championship Game
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #14 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 7 14 0 21 42
#14 Missouri 0 3 10 0 13

at Georgia DomeAtlanta, Georgia

  • Date: December 6, 2014
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 73,526
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • TV: CBS
Game information

Minnesota (Citrus Bowl)[edit]

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
#25 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs #16 Missouri Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Missouri 0 10 9 14 33
#25 Minnesota 7 0 10 0 17

at Orlando Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, Florida

  • Date: January 1, 2015
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 72°F • Wind: 6 mph NE • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 48,624
  • Referee: Alan Eck
  • TV: ABC
Game information

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (year)
Gary Pinkel[10] Head Coach 14 Kent State (1975)
Dave Steckel[11] Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers Coach
14 Kutztown (1982)
Andy Hill[12][13] Quarterbacks Coach
Associate Head Coach
19 University of Missouri (1985)
Josh Henson[12][14] Offensive Coordinator
Co-Offensive Line Coach
Tight Ends
6 Oklahoma State (1998)
Cornell Ford[15] Cornerbacks Coach 14 Toledo (1991)
Alex Grinch[16] Safeties Coach 6 Mount Union (2002)
Pat Washington[17] Receivers Coach 2 Auburn (1987)
Brian Jones[18] Running Backs Coach 14 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski[19] Defensive Line Coach 14 Toledo (1991)
A.J. Ricker[20] Co-Offensive Line Coach 1 University of Missouri (2004)
Dan Hopkins[21] Director of Football Operations 8 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher[22] Director of Football Recruiting 11 Toledo (2002)

Source: 2014 Mizzou Football Roster (coaches) [23]

Roster[edit]

Defense


FS
Ian Simon
Thomas Wilson


WLB MLB SLB
Michael Scherer
Clarence Green Eric Beisel
SS
Braylon Webb
Duron Singleton
CB
Aarion Penton
John Gibson


DE DT DT DE
Markus Golden Shane Ray
Marcus Loud Charles Harris
CB
Kenya Dennis
David Johnson
Offense
WR
Jimmie Hunt
Gavin Otte
WR
Darius White
Wesley Leftwich
LT LG C RG RT
Mitch Morse Brad McNulty Evan Boehm Connor McGovern Taylor Chappell
Nate Crawford Jordan Williams Alec Abeln Mitch Hall Clay Rhodes
WR
WR
Bud Sasser
J'Mon Moore
QB
Maty Mauk
Eddie Printz
RB
Marcus Murphy
Russell Hansbrough
Special Teams
PK Andrew Baggett
PK Nick Coffman
P Christian Brinser
KR Marcus Murphy
PR Marcus Murphy
LS Jake Hurrell
H Braylon Webb


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 24 24 20 18 RV 24 23 NR RV RV RV RV 19 17 14 16 14 
Coaches' RV 22 22 19 RV RV 24 RV RV RV RV RV 20 17 13 14 11 
CFP Not released NR NR RV 20 17 16 16 Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mutigers.com/facilities/?id=1
  2. ^ Matter, Dave (April 12, 2014). "Mizzou Dismisses Green-Beckham from Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Matter, Dave (April 11, 2014). "Mizzou Kicks DGB off Football Team". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Strauss, Joe (April 11, 2014). "Strauss: Tigers in Turmoil". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Henry Josey to Declare for NFL Draft: Cotton Bowl MVP Posted Two Straight 1,000-Yard Rushing Seasons". Missouri Athletics. January 7, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Matter, Dave (February 5, 2014). "Mizzou Recruiting Class Taking Shape". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Matter, Dave (February 5, 2014). "Missouri's Haul Stands at 28 Signees". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lock, Kyle (February 5, 2014). "Missouri's Football Low Recruit Rankings Similar to Past Classes". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ Fairburn, Matthew (February 4, 2014). "National Signing Day Could Bring Some Drama for Missouri Football". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Mizzou Football: Gary Pinkel Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dave Steckel Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Gregorian, Vahe (December 17, 2012). "Mizzou Makes Henson, Hill Promotions Official". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Mizzou Football: Andy Hill Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mizzou Football: Joah Henson Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Mizzou Football: Cornell Ford Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mizzou Football: Alex Grinch Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mizzou Football: Pat Washington Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mizzou Football: Brian Jones Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Mizzou Football: Craig Kuligowski Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mizzou Football: A.J. Ricker Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dan Hopkins Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Mizzou Football: Nick Otterbacher Profile". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Mizzou Football Roster: Coaches". Missouri Athletics. Retrieved February 5, 2014.